Merging and Unmerging Cells


You don’t always want the same number of cells in every row or column. For example, you might want to put a title in a cell that spans several columns. Or, if creating an invoice, you might want fewer columns for the total. To make one cell from two or more cells, merge them. Microsoft Excel lets users select files and merge them to structure the spreadsheet the way they want.

Merging Cells in a Worksheet

Merging Cells in Microsoft Excel

The following steps describe how to merge cells in the worksheet using MS Excel.

  1. Copy the data you want into the upper-leftmost cell within the range.
  2. Select the cells you want to merge.
  3. To merge cells in a row or column and center the cell contents, click Merge and Center icon on the Formatting toolbar.

Merging Cells with Aspose.Cells

The Aspose.Cells.Cells Class has some useful methods for the task. For example, the method Merge() merges the cells into a single cell within a specified range.

The following example shows how to merge cells (C6:E7) in a worksheet.

Unmerging (Splitting) Merged Cells

Using Microsoft Excel

The following steps describe how to split merged cells using Microsoft Excel.

  1. Select the merged cell. When cells have been combined, Merge and Center is selected on the Formatting toolbar.
  2. Click Merge and Center on the Formatting toolbar.

Using Aspose.Cells

The class Aspose.Cells.Cells has a method named UnMerge() that splits the cells into their original state. The method unmerges the cells using the cell’s reference in the merged cell range.

The following example shows how to split the merged cells (C6). The example uses the file created in the previous example and splits the merged cells.

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